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Tom Dolan competing in the Solitaire du Figaro 2018 race.
#lectures- An illustrated lecture Sailing in the Fast Lane- What’s Next? by Tom Dolan is to be held next week, Thursday 10 January (20:00) at Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend, Dublin.  Admission fee of €5 (in aid of Sailing into Wellness).  Tom…
Colin Healy (left) and James Lyons, will speak about how their sailing programme helps people in their recovery from poor mental health and addiction.
On Thursday 10th of January County Meath solo sailor Tom Dolan will be giving a short presentation on his 2019 racing season in support of the social enterprise 'Sailing into Wellness' Sailing into Wellness is an award winning not for profit…
Plans are afoot to recover Gregor McGuckin’s Abandoned Golden Globe Yacht
Golden Globe Race Organisers are reporting that Irish skipper Gregor McGuckin has accepted an offer from American Cody Cordwainer, a tugboat captain operating out of Brooklyn Navy Yard, to salvage his yacht currently 1,100 miles west of Fremantle Western Australia.…
Gregor McGuckin's abandoned yacht Hanley Energy Endurance photographed by Golden Globe Race skipper Mark Sinclair as he sailed passed the yacht a month after McGuckin was rolled and dismasted in the South Indian Ocean. Her Position on 27 Dec is Lat/Lon: 32° 31.53 S, 091° 49.54 E - less than 1200 miles west of Fremantle, Western Australia. As an incentive to potential salvors, there is a barrel of Irish Whiskey onboard!
Golden Globe Race retiree Gregor McGuckin is not the only person keen to recover his boat still drifting in the South Indian Ocean some three months after his evacuation. As David O'Brien reports in today's Irish Times Sailing Column, there…
The barrel of Glendalough 7-year-old 777 single malt Irish whiskey onboard Gregor McGuckin's abandoned yacht in the Indian Ocean
Following Afloat.ie's update on Gregor McGuckin’s Biscay 36 Hanley Energy Endurance this week, Golden Globe Race organisers now say two groups have expressed interest in salvaging the yacht currently drifting some 1,200 miles West of Fremantle. The main attraction it…
Hanley Energy Endurance - has a barrel of Irish whiskey onboard
Gregor McGuckin's abandoned yacht Hanley Energy Endurance photographed by Golden Globe Race skipper Mark Sinclair (above) cuts a lonely sight in the South Indian Ocean. Sinclair photographed the yacht as he sailed passed it a month after Gregor was rolled and…
Solemn moment…..Ireland’s Tom Dolan (right) looking unusually serious as he is honoured for his third place in the rookie division in the French Offshore Championship at the Paris Boat Show
Tom Dolan of Ireland had his hectic first year on the Figaro circuit during 2018 celebrated at the Paris International Boat Show over the weekend when he was on the podium for the National Championship Offshore awards writes W M…
Joan Mulloy in the hunt for sailing sponsorship
Irish female solo sailor Joan Mulloy has made a fundraising bid for her La Solitaire Urgo le Figaro campaign next season. Mulloy, who became the first Irish woman to compete in the Figaro this year is seeking €350k in sponsorship that…
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede
On Nov.6th at 0200hrs French solo yachtsman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the current Golden Globe Race leader, rang GGR organisers to advise that his yacht Matmut had sustained mast damage, that all was OK, and that he intended to sail…
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede
At 1500hrs UTC 5th NOV. Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede called GGR Founder Don McIntyre to advise that his Rustler 36 Matmut had been knocked down badly to about 150° which had damaged the connecting bolt attachment…
Paul Meilhat on SMA leads a group of IMOCAs shortly after the start
The 11th edition and 40th-anniversary staging of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race got underway in spectacular style today off the Brittany port of Saint Malo, as a record entry of 123 skippers set sail for Guadeloupe. Conditions…
The 44-year-old British skipper in Hugo Boss is not tipped by French experts
Alex Thomson will start the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race on Sunday 4th November armed with what, in Hugo Boss, he considers to be the fastest, best-optimised IMOCA 60 in the race's record-sized fleet of 20 boats. He…
The tracker showing the location of the abandoned yachts in the Indian Ocean
As Afloat.ie reported five days ago, Gregor McGuckin's Round the World Yacht is still drifting a month after evacuation in the Golden Globe Race. The Dubliner's yacht is not the only Golden Globe boat left adrift, and here's an update on…
The latest tracking information suggests that Gregor McGuckin's yacht is drifting at a rate of about 1 knot in an ENE direction
It's just over a month since Gregor McGuckin was forced to 'evacuate' his dismasted Biscay 36, 'Hanley Energy Endurance', and so ending his solo attempt at a non-stop circumnavigation in the Golden Globe Race. As Afloat.ie readers know, McGuckin is…
Lepage, in the cockpit of his yacht Laaland preparing for his evacuation to the Japanese bulk carrier Shiosai. See video below
French solo yachtsman Loïc Lepage was successfully transferred from his dismasted yacht Laaland by the Japanese bulk carrier Shiosai at 00:53 UTC Monday. The rescue, which took place in the South Indian Ocean some 670 miles SW of Perth Western…
Loïc Lepage - highly experienced with three solo transatlantic crossings under his belt before the Golden Globe Race
At 18:30 UTC, French solo yachtsman set off the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on his yacht Laaland after being dismasted earlier in the day some 600 miles SW of Perth Western Australia on day 111 of the Golden…

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